Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and now, possibly, Vladimir Putin.
Mrs. Hoge had a PET scan on Monday. Her oncologist informed her this morning that the scan shows that almost all of the suspicious spots from her previous scans have disappeared. There is still a suspicious area in her back, but it is greatly reduced and may be the incompletely healed wound from her back surgery rather than cancer. She will continue her IV chemotherapy through July. The prognosis is that the cancer will be in remission at that point and that she can then transition to an oral maintenance therapy.
We are both thankful for your prayers and good wishes.
UPDATE—There are a number of redacted comments below that claim to be from “Father Paul Lemmen.” In fact, they came from a commenter identifying himself as “firstname.lastname@example.org, 126.96.36.199” and “email@example.com, 188.8.131.52.” How desperate must someone be to try to insert such vileness into good wishes for happy news?